The 10,000 Hour Rule. Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. [Video]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 21, 2008
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Saw one of my idols, Malcolm Gladwell, on PBS last night (yes, a rockin’ Saturday night on my couch with pizza and pup snoring beside me). Couldn’t find the talk I saw on youtube, unfortunately—it was a more dynamic back and forth with an audience in Boston—but this one on CNN is pretty popular, and fascinating:


With Couric, on why Asians are better at Math…

Okay, I’m enjoying these, can’t get enough, so here’s another for other Gladwelliacs…this one touches on secret to Beatles’ success:


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “The 10,000 Hour Rule. Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. [Video]”

  1. Joana Smith says:

    Almost everything Malcolm Gladwell does is interesting.

    You know, David Brooks makes a lot of this 10,000 hrs. rule. It’s very useful. I would love to see us, as a culture, revise our notions of genius. I think genius is one of the least helpful concepts we have for describing a very important phenomenon: excellence.

  2. Jayson Gaddis says:

    Just finishing his latest book. Solid read. His insights about why folks are “successful” is so helpful, particularly when it comes to race, culture and privilege.

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  5. Leo Riggie says:

    Thank yo very much for this awesome article. I’ve read your articles for a decent time now, and they are always getting better. 🙂 Cheers

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